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Nova-2 DAC
Part of Bono Family
Nova Douglas 2
Nova Douglas 2
Nova Douglas Aircraft Model 2
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American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. Douglas/Bono design for Nova using LH2/LOx in both stages.

Status: Study 1963. Payload: 454,500 kg (1,002,000 lb). Thrust: 86,076.00 kN (19,350,654 lbf). Gross mass: 7,121,400 kg (15,699,900 lb). Height: 124.00 m (406.00 ft). Diameter: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Apogee: 325 km (201 mi).

LEO Payload: 454,500 kg (1,002,000 lb) to a 325 km orbit.

Stage Data - Nova-2 DAC

  • Stage 1. 1 x Nova DAC 2-1. Gross Mass: 4,943,000 kg (10,897,000 lb). Empty Mass: 311,000 kg (685,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 102,293.000 kN (22,996,381 lbf). Isp: 410 sec. Burn time: 179 sec. Isp(sl): 345 sec. Diameter: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Span: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Length: 82.30 m (270.00 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 15. Engine: M-1. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been July 1977. Recoverable stage. 10% plug nozzle.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Nova DAC 2-2. Gross Mass: 1,633,000 kg (3,600,000 lb). Empty Mass: 113,000 kg (249,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 13,346.000 kN (3,000,300 lbf). Isp: 426 sec. Burn time: 468 sec. Diameter: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Span: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Length: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 4. Engine: M-1. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been July 1977. Recoverable stage.

Family: heavy-lift, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: M-1. Stages: Nova DAC 2-1, Nova DAC 2-2. Agency: Douglas.


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